Dr. Santiago D. Figuereo, MD

Dr. Santiago D. Figuereo, MD

Neurosurgery | Male | 52 years old

We are committed to offering our patients the most advanced, state-of-the-art neurosurgical procedures for disorders of the spine and brain. Santiago Figuereo, MD brings his unique expertise in minimally invasive neurosurgery procedures of the spine and brain to South Florida as one of few in the region who performs them. Dr. Figuereo works in close collaboration with neurologists, ENTs, oncologists, and other specialists to provide patients with the best surgical outcome and treatment plan.Read more

Advanced Neuro Spine Institute
21097 NE 27th Ct Ste 540
Aventura, FL 33180 Get Directions
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We are committed to offering our patients the most advanced, state-of-the-art neurosurgical procedures for disorders of the spine and brain. Santiago Figuereo, MD brings his unique expertise in minimally invasive neurosurgery procedures of the spine and brain to South Florida as one of few in the region who performs them. Dr. Figuereo works in close collaboration with neurologists, ENTs, oncologists, and other specialists to provide patients with the best surgical outcome and treatment plan.Read more

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I had spinal surgery done on the 14th of Oct., they worked on L2 all the way down to L5 and replaced my last disc with a plate and 4 screws which was completely gone. I was in constant pain for over 4 years in my lower back. 2 days after the Surgery I was walking and sitting already. On the 3rd day I was home, my back pain was completely gone the day after the surgery. The whole process from start to finish could not have been more pleasant, from the staff to the hospital and of course Dr Fig.
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Either he is too good or it is a failure with patients. Experience was not good, had to post it. He is egocentric and if it is not convenient for him, just denies services as to many others did too, I saw it afterwards. Not sure about professional ethics. Not sure about honesty, found a contrary analysis report of what he told us. Behind on medical records analysis and diagnosis, sense of insecurity as stating opposite between what it is said or written in records. Long, tiring waiting time...
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Dr. Figuereo's Care Philosophy

We are committed to offering our patients the most advanced, state-of-the-art neurosurgical procedures for disorders of the spine and brain. Santiago Figuereo, MD brings his unique expertise in minimally invasive neurosurgery procedures of the spine and brain to South Florida as one of few in the region who performs them. Dr. Figuereo works in close collaboration with neurologists, ENTs, oncologists, and other specialists to provide patients with the best surgical outcome and treatment plan.

Dr. Figuereo's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Neurosurgery
  •  Board certified in Neurosurgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Neurosurgery

Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Tumor
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Movement Disorders
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rasmussen's Syndrome
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Tumor
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

Education

  • Medical School
    Republic University

    Graduated in 1989

  • Internship Hospital
    Graduate Hospital

    Completed in 1997

  • Residency Hospital
    Loma Linda University Medical Center
  • Fellowship Hospital
    Washington University School of Medicine
  • Undergraduate School
    Pennsylvania State University / College of Medicine

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Brain Surgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Neurosurgical Procedures
  • Peripheral Nerve Surgery
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Surgery
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization